Two big gigs this weekend just gone!
One was a nice easy (for me anyway!) hire to some lovely ladies in the country Victorian town of Greendale who are raising money to purchase a Dialysis unit to be kept in Melton on the outskirts of Melbourne. This will enable people needing Dialysis treatment to do it a bit closer to home rather than travelling all the way in to Melbourne. Melanie and her mum did a lot of groundwork in organising and when she put out the call through a Facebook group I’m a part of, I jumped at the chance to help out a worthy cause. I’m so so glad I was able to donate our tiered cake stands, and even happier that their high tea grew and grew until they needed 25 stands! Here are a few photos Melanie took of the event, and it looks like fun was had by all.
Saturday was my big big day, setting up and catering for a members supersite at Flemington Racecourse for Emirates Stakes Day. The weather wasn’t looking too good with a few showers through the morning but thankfully it warmed up a bit later in the afternoon.
Because everything had to come and go in a single carload, everything had to be simple, functional, beautiful and drunken punter proof! (it can get a little messy towards the end of the day)
On the menu was -
Lamb cutlets with homemade Tzatziki dip
Sweet Chilli Meatballs
Roast Beef Rolls
Salmon & Cream Cheese, Cucumber and Chicken & Avocado sandwiches
Cheese and Vegie Platter
Chips & Dips
Raspberry & Coconut cupcakes (a Melinda’s Gluten Free packet mix, and oh my are they amazing!)
Lemon Pots de Creme
Lemon Delicious Jars
and my Super Awesome Jelly Slice! (If I do say so myself :) I will share the recipe next post )
The set up was nice and simple too, a drinks table with 3 cocktails in drink dispensers, plus all the glasses and spirits (other drinks were kept in coolers) and there was one table for the food with some flowers and a couple of High Tea stands, so we could easily replenish with fresh food throughout the day. We set the site out much the same as we did last year with a couple of bar tables, 2 deck chairs and some lovely white sorrento chairs. Loving my deck chairs by the way, so so easy to make new seats for them so I can change their colour with my mood!
Anyway, I’m super happy with how it turned out, and thankful that the showers eased off to a beautiful afternoon. Much fun was had by all, and a few even walked away winners, even if they never left the Domain enclosure to see a horse! Time to share some photos huh? Here you go!
Stay tuned for that Jelly Slice recipe coming soon!